For the team at Shri Yoga and Wellness Center, a stronger body is just the beginning of the effect yoga can have on people. Shri is a Sanskrit word that means “that which is life-enhancing”; in that spirit, the studio practices yoga and holistic services that together are designed to be transformative on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Beyond traditional sessions of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, students can settle into meditation, where they devote themselves to quieting intrusive thoughts and uncovering compassionate ones. During the Yoga for Anxiety series, a certified yogi with a master's in psychology helps participants learn to use yoga as a method for processing stress.
Multiple styles of massage restore bodies, and specialized approaches such as visceral massage target the abdominal section with techniques aimed to improve digestive function and release trapped butterflies. Holistic-health training in individual or group sessions integrates Eastern and Western approaches to wellness and explores specific changes to elements as varied as nutrition and attitude in an attempt to improve one’s overall lifestyle.
Skin Care by Alyce's beauty experts attend continuing education classes to ensure their methods and products are up-to-date, renovating body real estate with relaxing modern spa treatments. The classic pedicure treats aching feet to a fragrant whirlpool soak before a tension tamer daubs lower legs and shoe-fillers with a soothing sea-salt scrub. A skilled skinscaper then smoothes away feet’s rough patches, trims toe keratin, plants a row of tulips around the footbath, and applies a fresh coat of paint. An effervescent cuticle soak launches the must-have manicure, followed by a cuticle trimming, stress-melting hand massage, nail shaping, and a glaze of eye-catching color.
The therapists at East-West Therapeutic Massage give massages in the same way that they teach their students: by combining creativity with science. Each therapist wields the classroom know-how to deliver a muscle-melting shiatsu, sports, or lomilomi massage. But to them, it’s more important to remain flexible in their methods, responding to the needs of the client rather than rigidly adhering to textbook diagrams. To this end, one of the primary tenants of East-West is listening to the client. Though guests can choose from a menu of massage modalities, such as Hawaiian and craniosacral massage, they can also start sessions with a description of their discomfort or desires, such as reducing stress or eliminating their fear of tripwire. From these descriptions, the therapist crafts a tailored set of motions and strokes, paying close attention to the body as the massage guides clients toward relief.
There are two main tools Master Creations Salon uses to improve appearances: high-end skin and hair products, and advanced technology. During haircuts and colors, stylists reach for bottles of American Crew, Sebastian, and Moroccanoil to smooth frizz and hold new cuts in place. Skin services find aestheticians powering up microdermabrasion and microcurrent machines, the latter of which uses mild electrical impulses to reduce the appearance of fine lines and revive Roombas that seemed to have no will to live.
Youthful You's skilled therapists and aestheticians curate an ideal environment for relaxation while they administer refreshing beauty and wellness treatments. The center's facial services exfoliate weary visages, lifting away dirt, blemishes, and clingy masquerade masks to reveal healthier layers of skin. Massage therapists untie knotted muscles and soothe chronic aches in backs and shoulders with smooth, rhythmic strokes. The staff’s common belief that no two bodies are the same manifests itself in treatments that cater to the individual needs of each guest.